Baby found in the bath after playing with a shaker toy bought from Kmart
- Kids were burned from Kmart sensory shaker toys
- Queensland’s mother heard a child screaming from the bath
- The hospital staff told her that the child has first-degree burns
A Kmart toy burned two children while playing in the bath, with one of the children rushed to the hospital with first-degree chemical burns on her skin.
Jessie Tidyman’s two daughters were taking a bath when the contents of a sensory shake toy filled with glitter leaked and landed on them at their home in Queensland’s Moreton Bay.
The six-year-old daughter had burns on the tops of her legs, while the little 18-month-old also had burns on her legs that had flaked since the incident.
Ms Tidyman said it all started when her youngest let out a huge scream while in the bath, which the mother said she had ‘never heard before’.
“It’s like she was in pain, we got her out of the bath and tried to calm her down, she wouldn’t calm down,” Tidyman told the paper. Today show.
The six-year-old daughter had burns on the tops of her legs, while the little 18-month-old (pictured) also had burns on her legs that had flaked since the incident
Ms Tidyman said it all started when her youngest let out a huge scream while in the bath, which her mum had ‘never heard before’ (pictured, toddler’s burns)
The mother then realized the toy had been opened and was emitting a ‘chemical smell’ – so she called the poison hotline and then an ambulance.
The toddler was rushed to hospital before doctors broke the news to the shocked mother that her 18-month-old baby had first-degree burns.
The family then tried to determine what type of chemical had leaked, but there was no ingredient list associated with the toy.
So a sample was analyzed that showed it was phosphate acid – which is corrosive and is used in the production of soaps and detergents.
Ms. Tidyman urged Kmart to remove the toys from shelves to be tested or provide an ingredients list to help in cases where a child could ingest the chemical.
Ms. Tidyman urged Kmart to pull the sensory shaker toy (pictured) from shelves to be tested or provide an ingredient list to help in cases where a child could ingest the chemical
“Luckily my daughter didn’t drink it – I can’t imagine what would have happened if she did,” said Ms Tidyman (pictured)
“That way if a kid were to swallow it, it’s as easy as looking it up online and you can see the ingredients list which isn’t there at the moment,” Ms Tidyman said.
“Luckily my daughter didn’t drink it – I can’t imagine what would have happened if she had.”
The mother said her girls were doing better, adding that the 18-month-old toddler was not enjoying a bath at this time.
Meanwhile, a Kmart spokesperson said it was “very concerned” to hear about the incident, with the safety of their customers and team being their number one priority.
It said it took the incident “extremely seriously” and encouraged Ms Tidyman to contact them so they can launch an investigation and offer support.
Kmart was contacted by Daily Mail Australia.